25: Hot Springs - English Conversation Podcast Preview

July 31, 2015

This English Podcast Episode - Hot Springs

There are not many other activities that are as relaxing as visiting a hot spring for the afternoon to soak in the water and let your stress leave. Curtis and Amy discuss the difference between natural and commercialized hot springs and what their preference is. 

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Curtis:  Hi, everybody. It's Curtis and Amy from Real English Conversations. And today we're going to be talking all about hot springs, which is one of our favourite things. How you doing today, Amy?

Amy:  I'm pretty good. How are you?

Curtis:  I'm doing pretty good as well.

Amy:  Well, that's good. Yeah, this morning I woke up, it was a little bit of a cooler morning, because we had some rain overnight. And as we were eating breakfast, I had a thought cross my mind1 as, ah, today would be a good day to go to the hot springs.

Curtis:  Yeah.

Amy:  But unfortunately we don't have hot springs right2 in our area. Where are the hot springs, the closest hot springs to where we live?

Curtis:  The closest hot springs are in an area called the Kootenays, up in the mountainous regions.

Amy:  Um-hum. So how many hours?

Curtis:  I would say five...

Amy:  Yeah...

Curtis:  ...approximately.

Amy:  Yeah. About four, I think. Four hours it takes to drive to Nakusp. So, anyway, we were talking about the last trip that we did to the hot springs. And that was when we went camping last fall. I think we went to Box Lake, it's called.

Curtis:  Yeah. And...

Amy:  What time of year was it?

Curtis:  It was in the fall. In October, I believe.

Amy:  Is it normal to be camping in October?

Curtis:  No, it's pretty cold in October, usually, but for some reason it was really nice when we went.

Amy:  Yeah. I remember looking at the weather forecast and seeing that, oh, hey, you know, it's going to be between 21 and 25 degrees, for some reason, in the middle of October. And the overnight lows3 were going to be down around 12 or 13 degrees. And I thought, I think we should go camping. Let's just bring a car full of blankets and, you know, long pants and long johns and toques and gloves and everything that we could possibly need in case we're cold.

Curtis:  Yeah. And we were more than prepared.

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